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Q: the father of my child never got legitimize moved of state for better Medical care for a relapse of multiple sclerosis

Since I’ve moved out of state, now, the father has filed for the legitimization and for sole custody and child support in the county where he resides . I was served a hand delivered summons of him requesting legitimization, sole custody and child support . The summons that I receive he has... View More

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Q: My Living Will has been notarized, and I would like to amend the document, and how do I go about it?

It has come to my attention that there are different ways to define a persistent vegetative state, and I would like to amend what I wanted because of the lack of knowledge.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can my ex husband sue me for taking everything when I moved out if nothing was contested in court?

I have a restraining order against him. He came with the police to get his stuff before we were officially divorced. Once I was ordered to move out, the judge asked if anything was being contested, we both said no. I packed everything and moved. Now he's saying I stole his stuff and is... View More

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answered on Sep 18, 2023

Hi there,

You ask a great question. Let me first say that I am glad you are reaching out for professional assistance. Times like this are often some of the most uncertain and fraught with perceptibly difficult-to-navigate circumstances. I commend you for searching for resources and input....
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Q: My family has been kicked out of our home and trespassed off the property and not able to get the rest of our property

The trailer that we lived in was ours. the property the trailer was on is my wife's grandmothers. we lived on the premises for 13 years. Rent free. After her grandfather passed things changed and well we where evicted and trespassed for not paying our Monthly bill for "boarding... View More

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Q: From, state of Colorado. Permission is required from siblings to be buried on top of a relative. Can that be challanged.

I have two living siblings I have been estranged from for more than a quarter century. We had a sister who passed away when she was a teenager." I was very close to her ," I want to be buried on her plot. It requires a probe and permission from my two older siblings in the state of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: In the middle of custody trial, ex asked for primary custody.

I have maintained primary for 10 years (our son's entire life). We live in different states and I was given primary interim custody. I have no personal issues or concerns and have always been a great parent. Our son is doing great. What is the likelihood the judge would entertain his request... View More

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

If there is already a court order, unless you have relocated since the last order, he would have to show endangerment to change primary parenting time.

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Q: How do you proceed to petition for a reversal of a legal separation decree?
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answered on Sep 12, 2023

Once the decree is issued, it can not be reversed. You can only move to dissolve the marriage. Then if the purpose of your question is that you want to be married, you can get married again.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

Our son is 11 Sep 26 and we reside in CO with me, where the original agreement was established. I have the majority as I can make all major decisions. He pays child support when he feels like it. He owes 28k+

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east... View More

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answered on Sep 11, 2023

I understand your concerns and the complex situation you're facing with your ex-husband. It's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of your son while considering any changes to your current custody arrangement. Here's how you might approach this matter:

Consult with...
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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance

He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east for stealing money.

He recently got a lawyer asking that our son come to visit for 3/4 months with him. Current agreement is 6 days a month as he was in the US at the time.Our son is remote learning in a US... View More

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answered on Sep 5, 2023

If he files a motion for modification or an initial petition for parenting time, you can provide relevant evidence in response, whether it relates to safety concerns or financial matters. Courts do generally want both parents to have contact with children, however absent abuse or neglect.

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Q: How do I fight a potential spousal support judgement?

So my husband and I had our status conference today and at which point he decided that he did not want to go with the separation agreement that we both agreed on and is now potentially asking for spousal support. How do I show that he is just a gold digger and after money.? He has committed... View More

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answered on Sep 12, 2023

You can ask that income be imputed to him at the wage that he is capable of earning. Some would hire a vocational evaluator expert witness to do this. You can also provide copies of prior pay statements to indicate what you believe that he is capable of earning. However he may come up with reasons... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: I have a daughter who was born in and lives in Lima Ohio and I live in Colorado Springs. How can Colorado child support

How can Colorado hold me in contempt of court if I've never been to court in Colorado?

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answered on Aug 28, 2023

It sounds like a Court in Ohio may have established a child support order for your daughter, and then those Orders may have been "registered" in Colorado because you live here. In order to hold you in contempt, there has to be Orders that you are alleged to have violated. I do not know... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I take a truck from my boyfriend of fifteen years if it is his but in my name?

He bought the truck and had no license so he had me register it and put it in my name. We used to live together for 12 years and got kicked out of our home but are still together and break up all the time but still consider ourselves together. We are both homeless and I either stay in his truck... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: How do I divorce a Mexican citizen. We were married in Colorado. I don’t know where he lives now
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answered on Aug 17, 2023

You have to make diligent efforts to find him, i.e. friends, family, social media. If you can't find him, you could file a motion for substituted service to provide notice through publication in a newspaper. The court would not be able to handle support matters or divide out of state property... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Colorado on
Q: Life insurance policy on my late finance , death certificate said we were married even through we were not.

Life insurance policy on my late finance , death certificate said we were married even through we were not. Papers asking if he was married at time of death What should his mother and I do he did not have a will or beneficiary

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answered on Aug 16, 2023

You definitely shouldn't lie, but if the life insurance policy names you as the beneficiary, it does not matter. If the life insurance does not have a beneficiary, then it matters a lot. There might need to be a probate to determine the proper distribution of the life insurance if no death... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Does the same CFI that investigates me and my son in Colorado go to Arizona and investigate his mother?

She left her son 6 months ago and now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Don't know how she is living, where she is living and if she is back to her old ways. Thank you.

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answered on Aug 14, 2023

Great question!

Yes, generally speaking, the CFI that is appointed will investigate within the scope of their appointment. That information can usually be found in the "Order Appointing Child and Family Investigator" (or some close variation of that title). I sincerely wish you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I ask to continue Homeschooling and get child support in divorce mediation? (Colorado)

If my spouse agrees to pay child support/spousal maintenance while I get established in part time work, can this be part of a mediation agreement?

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answered on Aug 7, 2023

Good Morning,

You ask a great question! Generally speaking, parties to cases in domestic relations can be quite creative when it comes to creating terms in an agreement reached at mediation (or even outside mediation). Child support should be approved by a judge (in Colorado it is a right...
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Q: Can I ask my husband to get mental health treatment as part of custody mediation in Colorado?

He has been charged with domestic violence in the past and had a history of problematic behavior. Most recently he has kept our oldest child (12) with him for 6 weeks straight, when previously I had the kids weekdays and he had then weekends. We do not have a custody agreement, we've been... View More

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answered on Aug 7, 2023

Good Morning,

Your question and the related details raise several red flags for me and I highly suggest that you consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. When it comes to domestic violence and the allocation of parental...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can you modify a decree after the 5 year mark if the other party committed fraud with their financial statement?

The ex didn't disclose any income at the time of divorce even though they had accepted a full-time job already. Based on that information, the division of assets, to include pension was made. Can the case be reopened due to the fraud since the pension would not have been included if the actual... View More

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answered on Aug 4, 2023

Property settlement modification generally relates to disclosure of assets and debt and not income. Also, it sounds as though someone may have accepted a job, but may not have been working at the time of the hearing/decree.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: If parents of a 14yr old are separated in the state of CO, no custody agreement yet,who makes decisions of the child?

14yr old is staying at aunts due to leniency, what is the law in Colorado where child stays?

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answered on Aug 3, 2023

In the state of Colorado, if the parents of a 14-year-old child are separated and there is no custody agreement in place, both parents generally have equal rights to make decisions regarding the child. In the absence of a court order or custody agreement, both parents have legal custody, which... View More

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